Saturday, March 23, 2013

Ashtray belt? What kind of science is this

FOUND ONLINE: Jonathan Braidman, an astronomer at Oakland's Chabot Space and Science Center, told the station what Pierce and others saw were small, car-sized pieces of rock and metal from the ashtray belt.

Ashtray (asteroid) belt? I wonder if they have a Cigarette Butts Belt, too. I assume spellcheck didn't understand asteroid belt, or the writer misspelled asteroid, and autocorrect changed it to ashtray.

And a car-sized piece of rock and metal doesn't sound so small to me, although I realize that, in the scheme of things, it is.


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